Dan Reynolds, who fronts the Grammy-award winning band Imagine Dragons, has become one of the LGBTQ community's biggest advocates this past year.
He starred in a documentary called Believer, which shares the same name as his band's number one hit song. The film follows Dan, who was raised Mormon, on a new mission to explore how the church treats its LGBTQ members.
The movie centers on the rising suicide rate among teens in the state of Utah, where the Mormon religion is very prevalent. It showcases his concern with the Church's policies that sends him on an unexpected for acceptance and change.
As if that wasn't enough to like this dude, Dan has been showing off his body progress on his social media. And we are definitely liking the results from it indeed. The Instagram post reads:
just a few months of reworking my entire lifestyle/diet/exercise w/ @thor345622 and I have zero inflammation now. These before and after pictures say it all. Sorry for the corny exercise post but truly changed my life and healed years of pain. Unbelievably grateful for health.
The results of his hard work are great to look at on the outside, but it iw what was going on inside that pushed Dan to take control of his fitness.
Reynolds first opened up about his battle with ankylosing spondylitis, or A.S., during an Imagine Dragons concert in November 2015. The autoimmune disease is a type of arthritis that causes severe inflammation of joints in the spine, pelvis, and hips. According to the Mayo Clinic, it can cause some of the vertebrae in the spine to fuse.
Reynolds also has ulcerative colitis, a chronic disease of the large intestine. - menshealth.com
Keep up the good work Dan, both for our community and that, um... bod.